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S.M. Grayson letter to Joseph Wickes


S.M. Grayson in Natchez, Mississippi to Joseph Wickes in Chestertown, Maryland. Joseph Wickes, a lawyer from Chestertown, Maryland owned enslaved individuals on a plantation in Natchez, Mississippi. Grayson discusses that three of the individuals enslaved by Wickes had gotten cholera. Grayson reports that Old Nanny, Bill, and Peter all died. Maria, Harriett and Jim are all well. The letters continued to discuss the enslaved individuals being hired out, and that many plantations in the area were losing enslaved laborers to the sickness.




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MS 179


7.75 x 9.75 inches


1 letter

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